Bowie State Women and Men's XC Open Season at Navy

by Bulldogs Sports Information Department

Annapolis, MD – Freshman Cionne Gourrier (Las Vegas, Nev.) paced the Bulldog women and junior Robert Thomas (Kingston, Jamaica) led the men's cross country team in Bowie State’s opening event of the season at the United State Naval Academy on Saturday morning.

Gourrier finished the 6k race in a time of 29:11.57 while Thomas recorded a time of 20:36.89 in the men’s 8k run.

Sophomore Zuwena Johnson (Upper Marlboro, Md.) was the second women’s Bulldogs runner to cross the finish line, coming in with a time of 29:52.65. Freshmen Abigail Hunt (Pasadena, Md.) and Telicia Farmer (Lanham, Md.) recorded times of 31:37.76 and 33:24.49 respectively while Kaylia Brown rounded out Bowie State’s five women participants, clocking in at 35.46.69.

Navy claimed first place with a score of 29 points followed by Maryland (47) in second, American (56) was third overall and Towson (108) and UMBC (138) rounded out the top five. St. Mary’s (Md.) finished 6th in the women’s division with 199 points followed by McDaniel in 7th (210) and Bowie State rounded out the field in 8th place (242 points).

The Bowie State men did not factor in team scoring. Sophomore Kevin Glasper (Laurel, Md.) ran the course in times of 21:10.23 followed by freshmen Markese Miller (21:49.90), Juantre Rush (23:09.28) and Ikpefua Olumese (24:35.27).

The Bulldogs return to competition on Saturday, September 23rd, making a trip to Princess Anne, Md. To participate in the Cappy Anderson Invitational hosted by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The women will get underway at 10:30 a.m. and the men will hit the course at 11:15 a.m.